Hurricane Harvey smashed into the Texas coast, delivering record- breaking rainfall and unforeseen flooding. Local businesses and private residents took quick and swift action but there have been acts of goodwill from other places outside the Lone Star State as well and one brewery to step up to the plate is Cape May Brewing in New Jersey. Co- owner and vice- president Bob Krill is fully aware of what powerful storms can do and he says his brewery is ready to help.
“Cape May is no stranger to storms,” says Krill. “When we see images like the ones coming out of Houston, our hearts go out to these people.”
To help offer assistance, Cape May Brewing started its autumn Pint Night series with a weekend dedicated to Hurricane Harvey relief. The brewery collected and will donate $1 for every pint, beer flight, growler fill, and packaged beer sold through Sunday, September 3 of Labor Day weekend.
Cape May Brewing co- owner and president Ryan Krill says the decision to help Americans in a state far away is perfectly aligned with the brewery’s values.
“One of our Core Values is ‘Be a Good Neighbor’,” says Ryan Krill. “It doesn’t matter if that neighbor is across the street or halfway across the continent, CMBC will do everything it can to help.”
Labor Day weekend is always one of the busiest at Cape May Brewing as craft beer fans line up to sample new offerings and fill growlers with familiar favorites. One popular option befitting of this fund raiser is Coastal Evacuation, a Double IPA.
Cape May Brewing co- owner Chris Henke feels that, given his own brewery’s location, there is no telling what Mother Nature may send to the New Jersey coast so helping another coastal area makes sense.
“We could be next,” says co-owner Chris Henke. “As a fellow coastal community, it feels like the right thing to do.”
For more information on Cape May Brewing Company, visit online at www.capemaybrewery.com